Western Howard County Baseball is pleased to announce the league will once again be conducting a summer baseball program in 2013.
Games will be played on Mondays for the older players and Wednesdays for the younger ones.
Mondays games include 90 ft bases (for those who may play 13-14 next spring) and 70 ft bases (for those who may play 11-12 next spring) starting the last week of June.
Wednesdays games will be set up with 60 ft bases (for those who may play 7-8 and 9-10 next spring) starting July 10the last week of June.
The summer session will run through the 4th week of July at Western Regional Park in Cooksville for the Monday session and Wednesday sessions. Players are asked to arrive by 6pm and teams are picked at 6:10pm. Games will look to end around 8pm. No need to arrive too early since the game most likely start until 6:15pm.
The league understands that summer is vacation season and has designed the program around players missing some time.
Teams will be formed the first day at the park but adjusted game-by-game based on the number of players appearing that particular evening.
The games are played in a "pick-up" type environment but every attempt is made to keep players together. Umpire(s) will be provided.
Uniforms are not provided nor required but baseball cleats and other protective gear are recommended. Specific age group rules can be found under the Handout section of the league web site.
The Wednesday night program for the 9-10 age group will use "kid" pitch but also allow "coach" pitch for those new to the game or not quite ready. The 6-8 age group will work on skills and hit off a pitching machine.
Every attempt is made in the summer to give each player an equal amount of time in the field. Those who may have to sit out an inning or two to allow others to play will be offered the chance to work on a specific drill with a volunteer coach in the outfield or off to the side.
The summer program is a great chance for those who have wanted to try baseball but have been unable to do so because of other commitments.
In addition, this is a great chance for those who have been thinking about getting involved as a coach or an assistant coach to determine if this is something they would really enjoy. Volunteers are very much needed even if it's only for one evening.
Please contact league leadership with any questions.
Registration will in-person. Cost is $30 for WHCYBSL Spring registrees and $55 for all others. Cash or checks made out to WHCYBSL, Inc. will be brought to the ballpark.
We look forward to seeing you at the ballpark in this very fun and relaxed atmosphere at the beautiful Western Regional Park facility.